Here is the scenario, Next year I'm looking to drop my maintenance and focus on doing plant installs, hardscaping, turf renovations, and Ponds and one other unrelated business venture. What I've been finding so far is that with the ponds I only end up picking up my supplies with my truck, and have all my materials delivered to the site ($40-75) per load. I'd much rather pay to have it delivered in one shot than have to make one or two trips with my F350 PU. That being said, I would like to go to a van operation for the same reasons people like the box trucks and enclosed trailers. (security, big billboard, out of weather, no unloading/loading, have more parts/tools with you). With the ponds I would like to have a stock of PVC pipe, connectors, manifolds, valves, fittings, silicone, etc all with me on every jobsite, so a van with lots of storage space would be perfect. Of course I would still need room to pick up the liner, boxes, pumps, etc. I can get a typical pond kit into the back of my shortbed Toyota pickup with a load of my tools and pond gear, so a van would be more than plenty. My other business venture is an unrelated outdoor service in which a van would be perfect. Right now I run around with my gear exposed in the back of a Toyota which is fine, but I would like to hide it all in between jobsites to keep my edge on the business. A van with plenty of storage space is right up my alley again. Neither business would require more than a 3/4 ton vehicle. For the heavy-duty haulin work I have my F350 PowerStroke. I've been seeing more and more of these Dodge/Freightliner/MB Sprinter vans around so I wondered whats so great about them? Well, lets start with 25-30mpg (real world)! 2.7L Turbo Diesel (Mercedes Benz), 154hp/243ft/lbs 72" standard height in the back offered in 3 wheelbases (118, 140 and 168) 3600lb payload 5000lb towing cap. 26gal fuel tank (a 675 mile range!) Its only a 2wd, but most of my business would be on pavement and in warm season, so its not too big of a concern for me. I really love turbo diesels and the mileage is very attractive to me too. Price starts around $27.5K What are your comments?